Monday, February 2, 2009

Picture of the week

Here I am officially starting my picture of the week. Yesterday we had the most beautiful Painted Bunting visit our feeders. He was a hard one to get a good photo of. He is the most colorful bird of the U.S. I've heard. His back is lime green, belly bright orange, head bluish purple and a different green on his wings. It's a real joy to see one. Although the books say they are common, around here they are not. Here he is in the best photos I could get.

14 comments:

Linda Fleming said...

They are beautifl birds aren't they? We used to get them at our feeders in IL.

Sandy said...

Those are such gorgeous birds. We don't get them out here where I live. Beautiful!

Serena said...

Nice shots, Carla....his colours remind me a little of our Aussie Rainbow Lorikeets.

Kerry said...

He really is so very vibrant with color, lucky you to have such a beautiful bird visit and great photo's too (:

vivian said...

wow! gorgeous bird! I've been thinking about buying a little parrot. though, I do still have another cat. probably should wait. youre lucky to have them there!
hugs
vivian

Sue said...

Fabulous! If I ever got a bird that looked like that at my feeder, I'd keel over! Amazing colors. Thanks for sharing those.

Jennifer Rose said...

nice photos of such a pretty bird. :)

anniescupboards said...

Oh I LOVE Your BLog header Carla ITS so pretty. THATS it your totally making me feel all LOVEY! I have to change mine. hehe LOVE your colors and the OWL. Oh fer CUTE!! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures Carla.
We had a painted bunting at our bird bath a few years ago. I had to look it up in my book because I had never seen one before or since. They are beautiful.
Melinda

MaryO said...

Lovely, colorful bird, and how nice that he posed so well for you! We don't see them here in Maryland.

creative breathing said...

Carla, I love your bird posts. You are such a fascinating woman. I laughed when you said I looked good in a dress - I did when I was 20! Now I am like you, a circus tent with a head - still wear them though! Laugh clowns laung! E

Woman Called Joyce said...

Carla, he is gorgeous! I try to take photos of our back yard visitors but rarely do they pose long enough for me to get the camera! Good job on photographing such a beauty and thanks for sharing!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Beautiful bird! Love all the bright colors on him.

Shashi Nayagam said...

What a beautiful bird. Such bright colours.